It’s Ground Hog Day, and that means winter is officially half over. But the worst is behind us, I have to believe. I have to believe it because otherwise I would have a hard time facing February. But I have better reasons for believing that old man winter is slowly fading away. Today there were noisy crows in the trees, and a smell of the lake: moisture, and things that smell. The wind is fresh, and the temperature is up to 21 degrees F now, at 10:20 am. That’s up from 4 degrees at 7:00. Something is perking.
Also, I forced myself to get on the NordicTrack for half an hour this morning, before work, and I am starting to remember the connection between exercise and mental well being. Those guys who exercise tend to be more cheerful and…. able to cope with setbacks – helps with looking on the bright side of life, and all that. There’s a reason Winston Smith was forced to do calisthenics in the morning. It made it less likely for him to see the awful truth, and more able to cope with the horrendous pressures of work. Note to self.
Happy Ground Hog Day, comrades!!